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Boxing: Former WBO Champion Alfred Kotey passes on

Former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Champion, Alfred Kotey has passed on in the United States of America.

The 52-year-old who represented Ghana at the 1988 Summer Olympics have on life-support after reportedly been battling illness.

Nicknamed ‘Cobra’, Alfred Kotey was removed from life support after already been confirmed brain-dead.

“It’s true as yesterday the doctor invited Coach Kwame Asante to come over today as he was on life support and had already been declared ‘brain-dead'”, former manager and top boxing consultant, Boham Yoofi is quoted.

He had high praise for the late boxer who defeated Rafael Dalvalle to win the WBO bantamweight title in 1994.

“Alfred Kotey was one of Ghana’s most skilful boxers and his pair with Ike Quartey formed the Boxing Whiz Kids”.

The former WBF lightweight champion began his professional career on after the 1988 Olympics games in Seoul with an impressive first-round knockout of Viper Tagoe.

He went on to fight 43 times winning 26, 17 by way of knockout and losing 16 times.


About Richard Korley

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